Hocking crash and house fire

Police are investigating two incidents that occurred in Hocking last night that are believed to be linked.

About 5.30pm, a white Toyota Hilux utility rolled over on East Road neat Copenhagen Drive. The sole occupant of the vehicle, the male driver ran from the scene.

Around 7.10pm police were called to a house fire at a home on Welstead Way in Hocking. The occupants were not home at the time.

The fire badly damaged the bedroom of the home with damage estimated at $100,000. The fire is being treated as suspicious.

It is believed the offender(s) who started the fire fled the area in a grey coloured 2017 Grand Jeep Cherokee, WA registration 1GLL323 that was stolen from the home. (Similar vehicle pictured).

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw either incident, particular a member of the public who ran after the driver of the crash.

Anyone with information, dash-cam or CCTV relating to these incidents is ask to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

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